William Blake Crump

26 July 1922–15 December 2010 (Age 88)
Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of William Blake

When William Blake Crump was born on 26 July 1922, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Donald Crump, was 23 and his mother, Lillian Virginia Grommet, was 23. He lived in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 15 December 2010, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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William Donald Crump
Lillian Virginia Grommet
William Blake Crump

Parents and Siblings

    William Donald Crump


    Lillian Virginia Grommet




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Midlands): nickname for a cripple or hunchback, from English cromp, crump ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘stooping’ (from Old English crumb). Compare Croom .2 Americanized spelling of German Krump , the variant Krumpp, or German and Dutch Kramp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Crump in household of John G Mcedward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Blake McEdward, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • William Blake Mcedwards in entry for Blake Sellers Oscars Panther Edwards, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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